Wednesday, January 26, 2005

International News Article | Red Cross Raises Record $1.2 Billion in Tsunami Aid

International News Article "Red Cross Raises Record $1.2 Billion in Tsunami Aid
Wed Jan 26, 2005 10:18 AM ET

By Stephanie Nebehay
GENEVA (Reuters) - The Red Cross federation, the world's biggest humanitarian group, said on Wednesday it had raised a record $1.167 billion in just 30 days for victims of the Asian tsunami, enough to fund a 10-year recovery plan.
Some 85 percent came from donations by the general public, a testament to the 'power of humanity,' the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said in a statement. The Geneva-based body's 181 national societies will now wind down fundraising. "


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